Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

St. Lucia

St. Lucia
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2020, Saint Lucia made minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government launched a comprehensive study to assess economically vulnerable populations in the country. The study will ultimately provide recommendations on effective ways to help the identified populations. The Trafficking in Persons Task Force also raised awareness through social media platforms and issued several press releases related to human trafficking. Although research is limited, there is evidence that children in Saint Lucia are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking, and in the sale and distribution of drugs. Saint Lucia's legal framework does not sufficiently protect children from hazardous work and illicit activities. In addition, policies addressing all forms of child labor, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children, do not exist.

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